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Add value to your home with your tax refund

Doing your tax might seem like a chore, but it can mean receiving a substantial tax refund for many Australians. It can be fun to treat yourself with your tax refund, but there is always that nagging voice in the back of our minds telling us to spend it wisely. Adding value to your home…

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Six tax deductions you might not know about

With tax time just around the corner, it’s worth knowing what you are entitled to claim to get the most out of your tax return. Most of us know that if you own an investment property, you can claim various expenses as a tax deduction. But did you know that there are several other deductions…

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Six ways to increase natural light in your home

Winter means shorter days and often more time spent indoors. No one wants to spend time in an environment that’s cold, dark and filled with shadows. Increasing natural light in your home has many benefits, including lower energy bills, reduced dampness and mould and improved well-being. It is proven that natural light positively impacts our…

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What a Labor win means for home buyers

On 21 May 2022 Australians went to the polls to vote in the 47th Parliament of Australia. A long tense night ended in a victory for the Australian Labor Party, with a drastically expanded cross bench winning seats at the expense of blue ribbon Liberals. But what does the result mean for home owners, would-be…

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Water saving tips around the home

There are many good reasons to reduce your water usage around the home. Whether you want to live more sustainably, save money on your water bills or lower your impact on the environment. As the population grows and climate change makes rainfall less reliable, we all need to chip in to ensure the security of…

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What the recent rate rise means for home owners

On Tuesday 3 May, the RBA finally announced their heavily telegraphed rate rise. The rise is the first since 2010 and took the base cash rate from 0.10 to 0.35: an increase of 0.25%. What does the decision mean for home owners? It’s safe to assume that the banks will pass on the rate increase…

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Holiday ideas when the weather gets cooler

As the leaves change colour and the air gets brisker, autumn is the perfect time to cosy up for a weekend or midweek break. Cooler daytime temperatures create opportunities for daytime adventures without the scorching temperatures and unbearable humidity of summer. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or a foodie paradise, autumn and winter in…

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2022 Colour trends, new neutrals and bold contrasts

When you want to spruce up your home, a lick of paint can do wonders. But, with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s our rundown of 2022 colour trends to get you started. What’s new in 2022? Over the last two years, our focus has shifted…

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Is an outdoor bathroom the ultimate indulgence?

Imagine soaking in a clawfoot tub with the sound of birdsong in your ears and the rustle of leaves all around. Or offering your kids the simple pleasure of a refreshing shower without having to walk in the door. An outdoor bathroom can be anything you want. Simple or luxurious, it’s the ultimate indulgence for…

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Easter feasts to feed a crowd

For many, Easter is a time when family and friends get together to share a meal. Whether you’re having a big family feast or a low key gathering, we have your celebrations sorted. Easter traditions are steeped in food. Did you know that versions of decorated eggs, pancakes and roast lamb can all be traced…

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